First CiviCRM Scotland meet up - a great start Blog Feed - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:15

Scotland joined the civiCRM community in great style at their first meet-up organised by Graham Clarkson of Queensferry Rotary Club and Marcus Wilson of Pooka in the beautiful centre of Edinburgh on Monday 4th December.

A good mix of end users, potential users, implementors and developers got together in MacMillan Cancer Support’s offices to learn more about the community and see a demonstration of how the Rotary Club use CiviCRM to help them successfully manage their hugely popular charity abseil.

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CiviCRM v. 4.7.28 release Blog Feed - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:53
CiviCRM v. 4.7.28 is now ready to download.      RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 4.7.28 can be accessed  here.   SPECIAL THANKS:  
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View sessions from CiviCon UK 2017 on YouTube now! Blog Feed - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:59

Following the success of CiviCon UK 2017, a handful of the sessions from the day have now been made available on the CiviCRM YouTube channel.


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Melbourne CiviCRM Meetup Kickoff (Australia) - 14th December 2017 Blog Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:35

Come meet others from the Melbourne Area who are interested in, using or developing for CiviCRM!

Meetup Agenda

Meet and Greet - just a casual pre-christmas drink to see the year out, and find out what people might want to do in 2018. How often to meet, format etc.

Let's meet at The Posty ( in Richmond, 90 Swan Street at 6PM. (Depending on numbers, 2nd option is The Precinct ( if busy)

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Mosaico Extension v2.0-beta3, etal Blog Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:27

During the month of November, we made a concerted effort to stabilize the CiviCRM-Mosaico extension -- addressing several bugs, installation issues, missing features, and testing processes. I'm happy to announce a new beta releases of the Mosaico and FlexMailer extensions for CiviCRM. The updates include ~160 commits from ~15 contributors.

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Registering multiple people for multiple different events - using Webforms - and LOTS of conditionals Blog Feed - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:37

We had a scenario where client runs a cluster of events, and folk sign up for these, and usually the registrants signs up for all events, but then they might invite mum to the Dinner, and brother John to the Talk, etc etc.

We wanted to achieve this on a single form with a single payment. We explored both CiviCart and Drupal Commerce but in the end concluded we could achieve this in a much lighter way with good old webforms.

The outcome is that up to 6 people can be registered for any combination of events, eg 

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CiviCRM Booth at FOSDEM 2018 Blog Feed - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:36

CiviCRM will have a booth at FOSDEM 2018, the biggest European open source conference.

FOSDEM is a great opportunity to promote CiviCRM and meet other members this big free and open source family. With over 8000 participants, it is really a huge event.

Our booth will be in building K (level 2), and we will share the room with projects like Mozilla, Jenkins, Eclipse, Apache, Google Summer of Code...

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Custom Fields and Profiles: On-line Training November 29th, 9 am PT/ 10 am MT /12 pm ET Blog Feed - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 16:25

Learn best practices for creating and adding custom fields to CiviCRM to store information unique to your organization in a systemized and functional way.  We will then cover the steps to gather this information directly from your constituents on-line through your website by adding a custom field to a profile and including the profile in an on-line page.  We'll also explore other uses for profiles in CiviCRM in this 2-hour training session. 

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CiviCon Canberra success and sessions are now on YouTube! Blog Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:19
Australia's first ever CiviCRM conference was a success!

With over 60 people registered for the conference, CiviCRM's first ever conference in Australia, CiviCon Canberra 2017 has been a huge success!

Sessions recorded and on YouTube

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System Administrator Guide completed Blog Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:17

Two months ago, I launched a Make It Happen campaign to build a System Administrator Guide with the goal of migrating the installation, setup, and upgrade documentation out of the wiki and into a beautiful guide on our new documentation platform. Amazingly, the MIH campaign reached its $2,000 USD minimum in only 4 days — which meant I could get to work right away!

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New Graphical CiviCalendar Released! Blog Feed - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:06

With a clear roadmap towards improved CiviCRM experience, Agiliway team keeps aligning CiviCRM software capabilities with an end-user working environment. The newly released CiviCalendar extension is our most recent solution and an absolutely necessary stop. From now on CiviCRM users can easily visualize their daily, weekly and monthly activities within CiviCRM.

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CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta-11 Released - New Admin config page Blog Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:52

Today, Skvare has released a new version of CiviCRM Entity, 2.0-beta11.  This release contains a new feature, an admin configuration page which allows site administrators to disable exposure of entity types to Drupal.

CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which exposed CiviCRM API entity types as native Drupal entity types, providing Views, Rules, Entity Reference field integration, and Drupal native pages and forms for each. It supports both CiviCRM 4.6 LTS and CiviCRM 4.7.

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Announcing CiviCRM conference in Brussels | February 2018 Blog Feed - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:59

We are excited to announce the CiviCRM conference in Brussels in February 2018!

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WordPress: A 5-Yearish Retrospective Blog Feed - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:38

The first time a WordPress version of CiviCRM was available it was version 4.1 back in February 2012. It has now been more than 5 years, and I thought it would be nice to outline what has happened since WordPress became available as a CMS option for CiviCRM.

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Security release: CiviCRM 4.7.26 and 4.6.33. Monthly release 4.7.27 Blog Feed - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:34
CiviCRM 4.7.26, 4.6.33 and 4.7.27  

Please note that 4.6.33, 4.7.26, and 4.7.27 are security releases. All releases include the latest security fixes, and 4.7.27 includes additional bug fixes and enhancements (as a typical monthly release).

Please see below links to the security advisories:

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Fundamentals of Membership Management Online Training, November 3rd Blog Feed - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 02:59

This two hour on-line training on Friday, November 3rd (8 am PT/9 am MT/11 am ET) is perfect for new users of CiviCRM who would like to learn all the basics of CiviMember.  

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Tiny extension to prevent REST API request being processed when your site is in maintenance mode. Blog Feed - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:39

I just published a small extension (funded by Amnesty International Vlaanderen) to prevent the REST API requests still coming through when the site is in maintenance mode.

The extension is CiviCRM native and the structure is based on the CiviCRM User Framework. However, as I have little to no experience with a CMS other than Drupal, I have only implemented the Drupal module. Would be really great if others could add the same trick for the other CMS's!


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CiviCRM Comes to Serbia Blog Feed - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:29

With the funding environment for nonprofits in Serbia becoming increasingly more fragmented and the choice of technology tools to aid fundraising and advocacy becoming more diverse, Catalyst Balkans saw an opportunity to fill an open niche for a localized CRM targeted to the nonprofit sector in the Western Balkans. With Catalyst Balkans already having used CiviCRM for several years for its own communication and contact management needs, the localization of CiviCRM was a natural choice.

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CiviCon Canberra 2017 - Developer Day 2017 Blog Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:19

In conjunction with the first ever CiviCon happening in Canberra on Monday 23rd October. There will be a developer day on the Sunday prior to that day. There will also be an opportunity for international developers to join in through a Go To Meeting hangout. The developer day will be held at the Agileware office. 4/55-57 Lathlain Street, Belconnen, ACT 2617. The Day will start at 9am. Anyone interested should get in touch with Justin Freeman from Agileware.

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Seeing a way forward for visually impaired users Blog Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:28
Having made amazing strides over the last year in terms of the user interface, some of the folk attending this years UK CiviSprint took a look at what improvements could be made in terms of accessibility.   Issues have been raised in recent years by screen reader users and people who are not comfortable using a mouse or trackpad.  After testing the new bootstrap-based Shoreditch theme, with a variety of assistive technology, several issues were identified and put to the team of developers.   
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